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Old 10-28-2015, 09:02 PM   #15
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Hello all! Looking for anyone who may have run across this. I have a 99-34' I purchased last winter. I have had a leak by the door and heavy yet to track down the origin. Th dinette keeps getting wet right where it meets the floor and the entrance door. I have been over the roof and components several time looking for this leak. I thought I found it 2 times but still getting wet. I have resorted to covering roof components with plastic to see if it stops. Today I have covered the entire door.

To date I have caulked the seams and redid the caulking for the door brow. I plan to replace the skylight and front fan but they don't seem to be the source as they were covered and still got it. Pics below. The black plastic was my original attempt. The clear is what I put up tonight. Gonna rain tomorrow we'll see. Any thoughts or anyone have a similar experience

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I have the same trailer as you. My first thought was the skylight right above the entry door (even though you checked it I still think this is the most likely place water is coming in) Mine was leaking, exactly at the location shown in your photos, until I installed a Maxim Skylight. On mine, that button in the upholstery actually started to show a little rust.

But, your leak may not be directly above where it is showing up at the floor. It could be running down the wall at a different location into the channel near the floor and then running to where the channel ends beside the door.

A likely place is the AC pan. Unless someone has removed it from beneath the AC unit your trailer has this pan. They get brittle and crack with age. They usually leak into the air distribution box and drip on the floor beside the dinette. When someone tries to "fix" this type of leak by caulking the inside of the AC opening it can create a dam that pushes water into the space between the wall skins.

My bet is that the leak is at either of the two locations listed above. But, where the awning is fastened to the roof, the original rivets can become loosened by the awning flapping in the wind. Double check the entire gutter line and the awning cover hinge attachments.

Good Luck!!
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:48 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the good tips I have a lot of new areas to check out. It's not a massive flood the floor leak but it a leak none the less. Just having trouble tracking this one down. I'll get it eventually. I hope. Going out with her this weekend but I'll be sure to start digging deeper next week.


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Old 02-23-2016, 06:02 PM   #17
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Been battling leaks on this trailer for a while. Still have this leak at the door. Thought it was fridge outside door. Found a seam where the 2 halfway met wasn't sealed. Cut all the old stuff out and sealed everything. Still got a leak. Not as bad now but still there.

Also battling leaks at the back window and the front right window. I swear I seal up new joints every other weekend and it's still leaking.

I'm considering making up a panel for the rear hatch and putting 2 blowers in there and leak test this trailer with air pressure!
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:25 PM   #18
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Sooooooo... I had a leak show up on the street side, inside by the Gaucho... really damp during rain...also.. near door... and around the dinette...

Now, turns out this started at the same time my AC started leaking...

After removal of the 'pan' and reinstall of the AC with new "cup" drain system, we seem to have fixed both issues...

After repair, i ran a bunch of water over and inside the AC external vent openings by the Condenser... (the outside coils).. Previously, we would get a SHOWER inside when that happened... (the water sprayed inside the coil area mimicked a 'sideways' rain)..

Interestingly... after all the rain last night, the curb side and dinette/door is dry!

The water will follow along the inside of the shell, find it's way into the 'c-channel' then run along until it finds a way out... Key places... where the sides and front/rear curves start and by the door...which runs back under the dinette depending upon which way the trailer is leaning...up, down, left, right..
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:34 AM   #19
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I've been over the roof many times. Everything looks good. The AC is actually covered right now but i guess it could be l along under the pan. I'd think I would see something inside but maybe not.

This leak at the dinette/door is coming from the c channel. Where ever this is coming from is leaking to the inside skin the down the wall to the c Chanel. Then it's just running out at the door.

This weekend is going to be nice. I'm considering painting the entire roof with elastomeric paint. Then it can't leak....
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:42 AM   #21
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Awesome I'll check that out! How is it holding up? I love the maxim skylights I want them.

Pour d rain last night. I pulled the inside of the sky lights and fans and it's dry there. Back window I thought was the marker lights over the window but apparently not still leaking. Must be the brow caulking itself. I'll be pulling that all out this weekend.

Front window is 1/4 of what it was but still getting some water on the inside of the glass. It's coming right thru the seal caulking on the inside! I'll be going over the outside caulking again this weekend.

As for the dinette? Still at a loss and still searching.... More of that planned for the weekend as well lol.
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My skylight was dry too till I felt some dampness on the fiberglass insulation at on corner. IT never leaked in at the skylight but ran to the door and window beside it. A new Maxim did the trick. I hope to do the hall skylight this year. Great quality from Maxim.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:36 AM   #23
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Awesome I'll check that out! How is it holding up? I love the maxim skylights I want them.

.....the dinette? Still at a loss and still searching.... More of that planned for the weekend as well lol.
Follow instructions precisely. The Hy-tech went on great. Customer support is great!! The roof MUST be clean...I scrubbed down to good paint and repeated 3 times till water came off roof clear. Allow to dry completely!!! The problem is having a dry surface and temp correct. Next time I will "rent" an enclosed storage slot to do the application work.

Also, get some "Captain Tolleys creeping crack cure"... Apply per instructions around window edges.. Good to do in dry shed.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:39 PM   #24
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Follow instructions precisely. The Hy-tech went on great. Customer support is great!! The roof MUST be clean...I scrubbed down to good paint and repeated 3 times till water came off roof clear. Allow to dry completely!!! The problem is having a dry surface and temp correct. Next time I will "rent" an enclosed storage slot to do the application work.

Also, get some "Captain Tolleys creeping crack cure"... Apply per instructions around window edges.. Good to do in dry shed.
my problem with the roof is that its just too cold to coat it right now. It will have to wait till spring. Thanks for the Captain Trolley's tip. never heard of it before but I just ordered some should be here in a few days!

To everyone else thank for all the tips! I have lots of places to look I will be out this weekend searching again. I will find and stop them eventually but they are not making it easy!
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I just seen a post on how to do a pressurized leak test with a box fan do a search for it .
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I used 'leaf blowers'... the hand held type... then soap down the AS...
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Same as another poster, found my problem at the bottom molding right at the door. The rivet closest to the door frame had been been cocked to one side by the installer and that allowed water to siphon through an incredibly small defect. Of course, I found it after months of stripping caulk off roof penetrations, e.g. skylight, vent, antenna, etc., door and windows. I was told long ago by a sheet metal worker that roof flashings can leak through microscopic defects so I was forewarned. Good luck!
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